The Department of Clinical Haematology at Amrita Hospital provides medical expertise for the treatment and prevention of haematological neoplasms in adults and children. Facilities are available to undertake outpatient chemotherapies in a specialised day care unit. Specialised methods of administering chemotherapy include the use of indwelling catheters and chemo ports.
There is twice a week thrombosis clinic run by faculty with integrated pathology backup where patient with thrombosis are treated and followed up.
Patient for and after BMT is seen here by a dedicated BMT team which include faculty, BMT nurse and social worker. Facilities for video consenting, counseling are part of this. It’s held three days a week. Read More
Caters to patients from neonatal age group to adolescents with inherited and acquired blood and bone marrow disorders which includes primary immunodeficiency diseases, benign, malignant, autoimmune disorders affecting haematopoietic system. Inherited and acquired cytopenias, thrombophilias and bleeding diathesis are also offered supportive and curative management as indicated.
The department works in liaison with other superspecialities catering to paediatric patients to offer consultative haematology support for surgical procedures which may be needed for patients with haematological disorders.
Clinical Haematology and Stem Cell Transplantation has approximately 45-50 inpatients under our care. This include adult and paediatric patients in the bone marrow transplant unit, ICUs, private rooms and wards. The care is provided by a team trained in haematology comprising of consultants, fellows, physician assistants, clinical pharmacists, medical social workers and nurses.
A team of nurses specially trained in care of indwelling venous catheters cater to all patients with PICC lines and central venous catheters to ensure sterile and hygienic care.
In house blood bank provides excellent support with blood and blood components (PRBC, platelets, plasma, cryoprecipitate, granulocytes). Irradiation of blood products is regularly done.
In house haematopathology and coagulation lab, cytogenetics, molecular biology, flow cytometry labs along with virology and microbiology provide round-the-clock services. State-of-the-art Radiology services are also available. All clinical departments provide consultative and interventional services to provide patient centered holistic care.
As part of outreach clinics to serve the needs of the larger community, dedicated faculty from Department of Haematology offer their services free of charge on a regular basis to the Haemophilia & Thalassemia Clinic and Transfusion Centre in Aluva General Hospital.
Clinical Pharmacist (CP) service is vital in our team to provide complete support and guidance towards each patient those who come under the treatment of us in the means of medication counseling and in error-free chemotherapy protocol preparation, with guided administration.
They are responsible for minimizing drug waste, managing drug shortages, and decreasing exposure to hazardous drugs. CP are also viewed as medication experts who focus their time on providing direct patient care, offering patient education, and participating in clinical decision making. Because of their expert knowledge of medications, CPs play an important role in educating patients, caregivers, and other health care professionals. With education and pre- and post-treatment planning, many adverse effects (AEs) of chemotherapy can be managed, thereby increasing regimen tolerance, decreasing extra visit costs, and improving quality of life for patients. As cancer therapies become more targeted and personalized, these skilled pharmacists are key resources in educating and managing the AEs and toxicities of treatment, while emphasizing the importance of medication adherence and providing supportive care. Because of their therapeutic and regulatory knowledge, CPs are also positioned to be influential in the development of institutional evidence-based guidelines, policies, and standards. Moreover CP is an integral part of our bone marrow transplant team with the support of protocol preparation and medication counseling.
Our dedicated social work team helps patients and their families understand a particular illness, work through the emotions of a diagnosis, and provide counseling about the decisions that need to be made. Department social workers are also essential members of interdisciplinary treatment team. Our social workers work in association with doctors, nurses, and allied health professionals. Medical social workers use case management skills to help patients and their families address and resolve the social, financial and psychological problems related to their health condition.
OP Number : 0484 – 2853064
Duty Oncall : 7994999168
Clinical Pharmacist : 7994999049
Medical Social Worker : 7034028036 / 7034028615
Physician Assistant : 79949999780